A blogger's resource ~ link parties for every day of the week.

Jenny Louise Marie If you’re new at blogging, like me, link parties can be a great thing.  They allow you to share your latest content and make some online ‘friends.’  Also, you get to see what everyone else has been up to and maybe get inspired as well.  I have been a frequent visitor to link parties over the last few months.  So, I’ve created a list of some awesome link parties that I visit and thought they might help you as well. If you host a link-up, I would be happy to add you to my list below.  Just send me a quick messageRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hey there!  I am so glad you decided to stop by today.  I am already mourning the loss of summer.  It’s time for me to start getting ready for a new school year.  I hate to lose my free time, having no schedule, and getting to read as much as I like.  On the other hand, I like having routine – I seem to be more productive that way, and I have missed my friends.  Anyway, I have had time to do some reading this summer, and I’m here to share with you my summer reads – and they are ALL good!Read More →

A handbag is not only your personal workhorse, it is also the way to a better life.

Jenny Louise Marie Hi friends.  Are you a handbag girl like me?  Does the thought of a brand new bag make you almost giddy?  Do you, too, have a collection of bags that you will not part with?  If you answered yes to any of these questions then you and I are soul sisters. 🙂  I have been a purse carrying girl since I could walk, and I’m not even exaggerating.  #askmymom  I’d like to think I have a good eye for bags as well.  Maybe a handbag is my spirit animal.  I know for sure that a handbag can make your life better.  Let’sRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  How’s your week?  I’ve been busy preparing for a new school year and tonight I am hosting my book club.  This meant tackling a couple of craft projects, which I will share later.  I’m a little late to this week’s Hodgepodge link-up, but I’m still going to join in the fun with Joyce from From This Side of the Pond.  So, are you ready for this week’s Hodgepodge q and a? 1. Do your actions match your words? Elaborate. Gosh, I hope so!  However, I guess you never know who’s watching and what they’re thinking.  I do try to liveRead More →

Here's the info teachers want you to know for back to school. Tips for parents.

Jenny Louise Marie Well hello there!  Chances are if you’re reading this, you are a parent with a kiddo heading back to school.  You’re probably excited to get back to a routine and dreading getting back to a routine – in equal measures.  Summer is nice, right?  Moving at your own pace, doing whatever feels good for the day.  Once everyone starts school or schedules really aren’t our own anymore. 🙁  On top of those mixed emotions is also the headache of getting your child ready to head back.  Lucky for you, I have a teacher’s insight for back to school.  I can help youRead More →

Summer Cocktails that you'll want to have again and again.

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends.  How is your week going?  We are recovering from our family vacay and sadly, getting ready to start thinking about heading back to school  Boo.  However, you’ll be happy to know that I have some awesome recipes to share with you today for delicious summer cocktails.  Moreover, I’ve tested them out myself and give them all two thumbs up.  I don’t know about you, but when it’s hot out, I really do not enjoy drinking red wine.  It makes me feel hotter.  I want something that is refreshing and delicious. These will give you just that. Cocktail #1 Watermelon ColadaRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there friends.  How are you and how’s your week?  I have discovered a Netflix show this past week that I have binge watched it for HOURS.  I could be ashamed at this blatant waste of time, but hey…it’s the end of my summer and I’m soaking it in.  Have you watched Bloodline?  It’s one of those you can’t stop watching.  Check it out.  Anyway, today I’m sharing this week’s Hodgepodge questions. You know, where I link up with Joyce from From This Side of the Pond and other bloggers to answer some random questions.  So let’s jump right in. 1. DoRead More →